Well, this is the first blog post I've done in a long time, and the first ever on this site! I figured I would use this venue to keep everyone up to date on the puppies, and maybe answer some questions about our newf pack!
As of today the puppies are five weeks old, and about 4 weeks from being ready to go to their new homes! We started giving them "puppy gruel" about a week and a half ago, and they are growing like gang busters ever since! (Puppy gruel is a mash made from puppy food, puppy milk formula, and warm water. We start it very thin, and then thicken leading up to the point when the puppies can have softened puppy food, and then regular food!)
The puppies have started interacting more with each other this week! In the prior weeks, they mostly just shared the same space, and crawled over each other, but this week they have started to play with each other. It is also fun to watch them sleep, as they dream all the time - sometimes even swimming in their sleep!
The down side of the introduction of gruel into their diet is they poop more than their mama can keep up with! I'm spending a lot of time cleaning puppy pads and washing the whelping pads we line the puppy box with! They are also still a little too young for baths, but I am looking forward to next week when we can start those!